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Exchange Bulletin

iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor Index ETF (XQLT) To Trade On Toronto Stock Exchange


September 6, 2019

Issuer: iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor Index ETF 

Security Symbol Issued and Outstanding Securities Reserved Securities Issue Price
Units (the "Units") XQLT 50,000 None $20.00
Listing category: Non-Corporate
Trading currency: CDN$
Transaction: Initial public offering of Units (the "Offering")
Anticipated closing date: September 6, 2019
Listing date: September 9, 2019 (as at 5:01 p.m.) subject to confirmation of closing of the Offering.
Posted for trading date: September 10, 2019 (at the opening) subject to confirmation of closing of the Offering.
Other market(s): None
Designated market maker: TD Securities Inc.
Security ownership registration: CDS book-entry only system
Investor relations: Steven Leong Tel: (416) 933-6410 steven.leong@blackrock.com
Incorporation: The ETF is an exchange-traded fund established as a trust under the laws of the Province of Ontario pursuant to a master declaration of trust amended and restated as of July 30, 2019.
Manager and Trustee: BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
Fiscal year end: December 31
Nature of business: The ETF seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance, net of expenses, of an Index selected at the discretion of BlackRock Canada that measures the performance of U.S. equity securities identified by the Index Provider as exhibiting positive quality characteristics (currently MSCI USA Sector Neutral Quality Index). Under normal market conditions, the ETF will primarily invest in securities of one or more iShares ETFs and/or U.S. equity securities
Transfer agent and registrar: State Street Trust Company Canada at its principal office in Toronto.
Distributions: Cash distributions on Units of the ETF, if any, are expected to be made quarterly.
Sponsorship: Not applicable
Offering document: Prospectus dated July 30, 2019, which is available at www.SEDAR.com. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein are as defined in the Prospectus.
Initial public offering: Units will be issued and sold on a continuous basis. A Unit of the ETF represents an equal beneficial interest in the ETF. The ETF is entitled to issue an unlimited number of Units. Units sold in connection with the initial public offering for the ETF will amount to 50,000 Units at a price of $20.00 per Unit.
TSX contact: Chris Birkett, Director, Toronto Stock Exchange